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Re: Mini-knives: Gurber Curve Mini Tool vs. Leatherman key chain Multi-Tool
I would skip both of those and go to the Leatherman Squirt PS4. Low-end Gerber multitools have been very disappointing for me - terrible quality.

In GEAR » Mini-knives: Gurber Curve Mini Tool vs. Leatherman key chair Multi-Tool
April 21, 8:47am

Lots of good ideas - but
Lots of good suggestions - just one thing though: Don't fold under and use it for a ground cloth. Condensation will soak you - especially bad on a grassy spot in the humid summer. I've seen...

In GEAR » Favorite Tarp Pitch?
April 03, 12:38pm

Scissors just don't cut it
A knife is multipurpose - scissors not so much. A little Leatherman PS4 will let you squeeze on split shot, clean a fish, tighten the reel, fix a nasty toenail, and open Micropur tablet packaging. ...

In GEAR » Why a knife instead of scissors?
March 21, 9:08am

Re: Why do you think SLX is better than E-nrg?
Experience. I've burned high-proof Iso (terribly sooty), Yellow Bottle HEET (pure Methanol), SLX (50/50 mix) and high-proof Ethanol. In cold weather HEET lights easiest and stoves come up to sp...

In GEAR » U.S. denatured etoh for stove use?
January 04, 1:22pm

Re: U.S. denatured etoh for stove use?
SLX is the best all-around alcohol stove fuel. HEET yellow bottle is the 2nd best (although maybe 1st place in the winter). I've burned many gallons of SLX over the years, and I was seriously b...

In GEAR » U.S. denatured etoh for stove use?
January 03, 9:01am

Re: temporary shelter for day hiking in PNW
I always carry a poncho. My favorite is the GoLite. Usually I wear it. I only pitch it if I'm covering more than myself. I usually hunker down under a tree when the weather is nasty, so I pitch...

In GEAR » temporary shelter for day hiking in PNW
December 18, 9:22am

Re: PLB advice needed
How do you intend to deploy your PLB when trapped in an avalanche? Remember: with a PLB, nobody knows where you are until you deploy it.

In GEAR » PLB advice needed
December 03, 4:18pm

2.2mm Zing-it is the best

In GEAR » New line for bear bagging
November 23, 9:10am

Esbit is faster, but less convenient
I've timed Esbit and Alky - Esbit is faster. But Esbit is less convenient for the reasons you mentioned. Esbit is harder to light, but you can just strike and lay a stormproof match alongsid...

In GEAR » Esbit vs. Alcohol?
November 21, 9:01am

Re: Re Gen X lowlifes
Are you confessing or asking? I'm confused... Some people are basically dishonest with the return policy. I guess somehow they justify it by imagining that REI is somehow a Haliburton or rel...

In GEAR » REI currently working on new return policies
November 15, 5:46pm

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